By Staff writer
All 1,608 rooms were sold out at JW Marriott Marquis Dubai on 45 occasions during last year
The UAE's largest five-star hotel has announced that it sold out of rooms on 45 occasions last year, despite boasting more than 1,600 keys.
The JW Marriott Marquis Dubai said occupancies across its 1,608 rooms remained constant last year and in excess of 73 percent.
The hotel said in a statement that room revenues rose 13 percent in 2015 despite "challenging global conditions".
Bill Keffer, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai general manager, said the results were a significant achievement considering the increase in supply of new luxury hotels regionally.
Supply in the city rose by 6.7 percent, while overall demand grew by only 4.3 percent but JW Marriott Marquis witnessed an increase in demand of more than 12 percent in 2015, he said.
Keffer added: “In 2015, the hotel exceeded 2014’s group bookings by 17 percent, and already has 65 percent of 2016 groups booked. Excellent growth is coming from source markets like the US, UK, India and China for our hotel which is consistent with what is happening in the city as a whole."